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NOTES AND QUOTES FROM AVALANCHE PR:

TEAM NOTES

The Avs’ nine goals is the club’s most in a game since also scoring nine on Dec. 9, 2007 vs. St. Louis. Overall, it’s the fifth time since relocating to Denver that Colorado has scored nine or more goals in a game:

  • 12, Dec. 5, 1995 vs. San Jose
  • 9, Oct. 19, 1996 at Vancouver
  • 9, March 8, 2004 vs. Vancouver
  • 9, Dec. 9, 2007 vs. St. Louis
  • 9, Nov. 7, 2019 vs. Nashville

Colorado’s nine goals are the most by any team this season and the most by any team since Winnipeg scored nine on Feb. 2, 2019 vs. Anaheim.

The Avalanche scored six goals in an eight-minute span of the second period to set a new franchise record for fastest six goals in a game. Colorado eclipsed the previous mark of 8:06, set by the Quebec Nordiques on Feb. 22, 1981, an 11-7 win at Washington).

The first five of Colorado’s six second-period goals were scored in a span of 4:35, the fastest five goals by a team in a single period since the Edmonton Oilers scored five in a 3:35 span on April 27, 2013 vs. Vancouver (third period).

The Avalanche’s six goals in the second period matches a franchise high for goals in a single period (11x – last: Jan. 19, 2019 vs. Los Angeles). Colorado has scored six or more goals four times this season, Only the Pittsburgh Penguins have as many games with 6+ goals scored in 2019-20. The Avs’ 45 shots are their most since also recording 45 shots on goals on Feb. 27, 2019 vs. Vancouver.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Joonas Donskoi registered his first career hat trick and matched a career high with three points (3x – last: Oct. 18, 2019 at Florida). Donskoi’s six shots also matches a career high (3x – last: Nov. 11, 2018 vs. Calgary).

Nathan MacKinnon produced his sixth career game with four or more points (last: Dec. 15, 2018 vs. Dallas). Of those six performances, five of them have come at home.

Cale Makar’s three points is a career-high. Makar now has 15 points this season, which ranks sixth among NHL
defensemen. He ranks first among all rookies in points and assists (13).

Ryan Graves picked up his first career multi-point game with a career-high three points (1g, 2a).

Vladislav Kamenev has points in consecutive games for the first time this season, matching a career-long point streak (3x – last: Nov. 18-21, 2018).

QUOTES

Colorado LW Andre Burakovsky

On The Avs’ Scoring: “That just proves hard work. I think we won a lot of battles and we talked about how we needed to get pucks to the net and then we crashed the net. I think we did all of those parts [tonight].”

On A Quick Start: “We talked about it, we have to get a good start. It’s been five or six games where we’ve been slow off the draw and [tonight] was just opposite. We were ready to go right away and that’s what we need to do every night.”

Colorado D Ryan Graves

On Playing With Colorado D Cale Makar: “We all kind of played with each other throughout the night, especially after Z (Colorado D Nikita Zadorov) went down but I like playing with Caler (Colorado D Cale Makar), I mean who wouldn’t? He’s a dynamic player, moves the puck well, he can skate himself out of trouble so I think a guy like me can complement him that just is kind of steady, stays at home, lets him do his thing and I can be kind of a steady influence on him.”

On The Team’s Performance: “I think it just kind of shows the rest of the way we need to play. We’ve kind of proven to ourselves that when we play the right way, we score a lot more goals. And if we’re trying to score on the rush all game, where you see a lot of areas with point shots, rebounds and things like that, and just hard-working goals. It kind of just shows what brings us success and what our team needs to do.”

Colorado RW Joonas Donskoi

On The Avs’ Scoring: “We’ve been talking about scoring more goals. You know, we’ve been struggling the last couple of games finding the back of the net. So that was the main focus coming [in] for tonight, getting more guys to the net and for our D-men to find the lanes to get the pucks to the net and I think we scored a lot of goals tonight.”

On The Second Period: “That was insane. I think it showed a lot about the character in this locker room. We lost a couple of games before and they got a couple goals but we didn’t hang our heads, we just kept going. I felt like we had a good first and a pretty solid 60 minutes, so I’m happy that we just kept going and we trusted that we were going to get the goals.”

Nashville D Roman Josi

On The Second Period: “We obviously didn’t play well at all. I feel like we lost every battle. We didn’t compete, I mean, we got embarrassed out there.” On Tonight’s Game: “They’re a good team that did some good things, obviously. But I think most of the things came from us. We just, even in the first I thought we didn’t play that well and took too many penalties. We had way more chances [in the first period] and then the second was even worse. I think, obviously they’re a good team, but it was a lot us.”

Nashville RW Filip Forsberg

On The Second Period: “We came out and obviously we got two quick ones. We just were not playing hard enough. They’re obviously a very skilled, very fast, very dangerous team. We’re just not playing defense hard enough.”

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Asad Rizvi

Relax, it’s only one game.

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Love the boxcars in this one. Go Avs!

I wasn’t able to watch, can anyone tell me if Francouz looked better than his stats line in this one?

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IMO, he did not. The 2nd goal was as soft as it gets for goalies and overall not his best performance. At least one other beat writer thought his teammates bailed him out in this game, which I can’t argue against too much.

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Thanks. Maybe Franky can return the favor to his teammates next game. Thinking positive!

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Any word on Big Z today?

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Great the Avs won one, its been a rough week in Avs country. I am not surprised they struggled after Mikko and Lande went down, plus Wilson. They had found some chemistry with their new complete lineup and then it got blown up by the injuries. Hard for a bunch of guys who have only played 16 NHL games together to find chemistry when you are missing two of your top guys. Hopefully, last night was the start of a new chemistry, a coming together of the team and guys stepping up to that next level and reaching their hoped… Read more »

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